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Where I could find tube in San Jose

When I lived in the Bay area, my favorite haunt was Halted Specialties Corp on Kifer Road in Sunnyvale, just off Lawrence Expressway near Central Expwy. They don't carry new tubes but they have a lot of stuff you can use in building tube gear. A wall of CC resistors for example ;-) And a pile of old gear you can repurpose for chassis, transformers, etc. And variacs. And wire. and cetera.

Cheers,

Michael
 
When I lived in the Bay area, my favorite haunt was Halted Specialties Corp on Kifer Road in Sunnyvale, just off Lawrence Expressway near Central Expwy. They don't carry new tubes but they have a lot of stuff you can use in building tube gear. A wall of CC resistors for example ;-) And a pile of old gear you can repurpose for chassis, transformers, etc. And variacs. And wire. and cetera.

Cheers,

Michael

Thx Michael, I will visit this cool store
 

ChrisA

Member
2008-01-08 12:22 am
Hi everyone could enlighten me to find some tube store in San Jose California area,..

The surplus electronics store above sounds like it might be fun to visit but if you just want tubes any large music store will have them There must be a Guitar Center or Sam Ash store in the area, likely more than one of each. They stock the common tubes used in guiar amps such as 12ax7, 6V6, EL34 and so on. But I'd rather save time and gas and let UPS deliver the parts to my house.